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Andrew Philips

Andrew Philips

Community Editor Andrew Philips is a multiple award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in some of the country’s most respected news outlets.
His 20-year career as a daily newspaper reporter (which also included a stint as a broadcast journalist at CBC Radio) took him to Ottawa, Brockville, the Maritimes and Québec City while also travelling to Europe and the United States to file stories. Over the years, he has covered every type of story imaginable and helmed a wide range of beats, including education, health, courts and business.
Originally from Midland, Philips returned to the area from Québec City a decade ago after he and his wife Lise decided it was the best possible locale to raise their three daughters Josée, Carmelle and Mathilde.
He has written extensively for regional and national publications since returning.

Recent Work by Andrew

Province understands importance of youth mental health, says local MPP

Province understands importance of youth mental health, says local MPP

'Mental health is health. People need to be able to have access to the right supports, where they need it, when they need it,' says Jill Dunlop
Province understands importance of youth mental health: Dunlop

Province understands importance of youth mental health: Dunlop

'Having access to the support that young people need is very important,' says MPP Jill Dunlop in announcing $24.3 million in funding for children/youth mental health
Province understands importance of reducing mental health stigma, MPP says

Province understands importance of reducing mental health stigma, MPP says

'Mental health is health,' Jill Dunlop says. 'People need to be able to have access to the right supports, where they need it, when they need it'
New business offers perfect locale for the mind, body and soul <b>(4 photos)</b>

New business offers perfect locale for the mind, body and soul (4 photos)

Downtown Midland operation firmly believes that preventing serious health setbacks like diabetes and heart conditions can often be managed effectively through diet, exercise and mindfulness
Habitat for Humanity lays groundwork for upcoming Midland  build

Habitat for Humanity lays groundwork for upcoming Midland build

The agency would like to start constructing multi-unit buildings next, CEO says
Can virtual healthcare replace human contact? Local forum will have a closer look

Can virtual healthcare replace human contact? Local forum will have a closer look

A panel next week will study just that with one participant pointing to a recent report that noted 'having a long-term relationship with a family doctor...leads to a reduction in mortality of 53 percent.'
Can virtual healthcare replace human contact?

Can virtual healthcare replace human contact?

A panel next week will study just that with one participant pointing to a recent report that noted 'having a long-term relationship with a family doctor...leads to a reduction in mortality of 53 percent.'
Can virtual health care replace human contact? Forum to have closer look

Can virtual health care replace human contact? Forum to have closer look

Panel includes Virtual Family Physician Network Ontario director Stan Berman, Dr. Jeff Golisky, moderator and retired doctor Keith Rose, and Elisa Matheson, Simcoe County's telemedicine co-ordinator
Can virtual healthcare replace human contact?

Can virtual healthcare replace human contact?

A panel next week will study just that with one participant pointing to a recent report that noted 'having a long-term relationship with a family doctor...leads to a reduction in mortality of 53 percent.'
Christian Island man's death 'absolutely shocking to the community'

Christian Island man's death 'absolutely shocking to the community'

Hank Monague, who died last week at the age of 35, was a two-term Beausoleil First Nation councillor and worked at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre